My mother made the sweetest, creamiest, most enticing sweet potato casserole ever! And the family insisted that she make it for every Thanksgiving meal. It was loaded with brown sugar and topped with zillions of marshmallows. Ok, so maybe it wasn’t a zillion marshmallows. But it was definitely not on the low sugar recipe list. So, does that mean we should ban it from the holiday meal forever?
Probably not. The family may revolt and ban you from the gathering until you repent! However, that doesn’t mean you can’t make a healthy version for yourself. And maybe, just maybe, you will be able to perfect it to where the whole family would be pleasantly surprised.
Here’s my suggestion: try out the recipe below on your own family (before you serve it to the whole gang). Then, try a few of the following hacks:
- If your family absolutely insists on marshmallows, just use less.
- Increase the coconut sugar until it satisfies their sweet tooth. You can also add a little honey.
- If you like a creamier texture, try adding some unflavored Greek yogurt or more coconut oil.
If that doesn’t work, just make the original recipe that the whole family likes and eat less of it for yourself. Or, make a little side dish that you can enjoy! Although I am a big proponent of eating healthy, I know there are certain things you just can’t mess with when it comes to family. So take it easy on them, but don’t compromise your own health.
And remember the 80/20 rule so you’re not so stressed on a big Holiday.